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Pediatric Nursing focuses on the important topic areas essential to the undergraduate study of child care. The opening section on effective study habits stresses the value of critical thinking,and provides a strong framework for approaching the chapter material. Look to this unique learning tool for detailed,yet easy-to-grasp coverage of: pain management techniques; normal growth and development; cross-cultural perspectives; and much more. In addition,this valuable resource is filled with comprehension-building pedagogy throughout,including: clear illustrations; margin notes; chapter outlines; review questions; a glossary of key terms; and annotated references to help you master concepts quickly and confidently for both classroom and clinical application. As a Core Textbook,the content is totally centered on the needs of students while also addressing the needs of the nurse practitioner seeking a refresher in pediatric nursing. The coverage is succinct,the margin notes explain key concepts,and the writing is clear.

This Nursing Core book focuses on the key topic areas essential to the study of child care in an undergraduate nursing curriculum. Pedagogical aids: margin notes, chapter outlines, review questions, a glossary of key terms, and annotated bibliographies help the student master the material quickly and confidently for application in the classroom and in clinical practice. Everything essential to excelling in the classroom and on the NCLEX exam is included with particularly strong coverage of pain management techniques, normal growth and development, cross-cultural perspectives and much more. The opening section on effective study habits and the importance of critical thinking gives the student a starting framework to build upon. Like every Nursing Core book, this one was developed with input from nursing students, faculty, and recent nursing graduates and represents an antidote to the time constraints, content overload, and cost facing today's nursing student.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070700093
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 12/28/1999
  • Series: McGraw-Hill Nursing Core Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 542
  • Product dimensions: 8.46 (w) x 10.79 (h) x 1.17 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments
Pt. 1 Overview 1
1 Effective Studying Habits and Thinking Dispositions 3
2 Pediatric Assessment 27
3 Growth and Development 67
4 Health Promotion 99
Pt. 2 Common Health Disorders and Diseases 119
5 Fear, Anxiety, and Fever 121
6 Eyes, Ears, Nose, Throat, and Mouth 169
7 Neurologic Disorders 205
8 Cardiovascular Disorders 227
9 Respiratory Disorders 263
10 Gastrointestinal Disorders 291
11 Musculoskeletal Disorders 319
Pt. 3 Other Diseases 349
12 Hematologic System Disorders 351
13 Infectious Diseases 377
14 Dermatological Disorders 405
15 Childhood Cancers 439
16 Metabolic Disorders 457
17 Urinary Tract Disorders 475
Pt. 4 Pediatric Nursing Today 511
18 Current Issues in Pediatrics 513
Index 527
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